Despite differing with Donald Trump often during the primaries, Rand Paul is excited to get to work.
RAND PAUL: I think we’re going to spend the first month passing the repeal of Obama regulations and they will be signed by Trump. I think there will be a half a dozen regulations repealed in the first week of Congress and this is something I’m excited to do because most of these regulations haven’t been written by Congress. I think they’re unconstitutional because they’ve been – basically the Executive is legislating and that was never the intention of the Founding Fathers. So I think you’re going to find that we’re going to repeal a half dozen or more regulations in the first week of Congress and I’m excited about it because I think the regulations have been killing our jobs and making us less competitive with the world.
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Paul argued Trump and those opposed to him can find common ground in business.
PAUL: I think the interesting thing you’re going to find is that I think he’ll have a pro-business agenda. This administration has been very anti-business. Most of the people in the Obama administration never held jobs in the real world. They were extremist academics who wanted to regulate everything that moved. So I think you will find that we will put on Trump’s desk repeal of regulation after regulation and I think you will see him sign them. I don’t think you’re going to see resistance from Donald Trump to get rid of the regulatory war on business. It has gone way too far, I mean, we’re regulating – there was a story the other day of the EPA, when [farmers] plow the field, and you have the mound of dirt between the rows, they call that mini-mountains and they’re regulating that as mountain ranges. The government has gone crazy with regulations – none of them have been passed by Congress. I think you’re going to see repeal in the first week and I think you’ll see Donald Trump sign them.